TNT has ordered a pilot for “Snowpiercer,” based on the award-winning film by Bong Joon Ho. The project will be a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T.
An hour-long drama, “Snowpiercer” is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. What’s left of humanity exists inside “a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation,” according to a statement.
The pilot will be executive produced by writer-showrunner Josh Friedman (“Avatar 4,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (“Aquarius,” “Prison Break,”) and Becky Clements (“Good Behavior,” “Last Man Standing”). The original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi will also executive produce alongside CJ Entertainment.
“Snowpiercer has one of the most original concepts to hit the screen in the last decade, and it’s one that offers numerous opportunities for deeper exploration in a series format,” Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, said in a statement.
Snowpiercer marks TNT’s third collaboration with Adelstein and Clements following the recently premiered seductive drama “Good Behavior,” starring Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery, and last month’s order by TNT of a pilot for the vampire thriller “Let the Right One In,” a co-production from Turner’s Studio T and Tomorrow Studios.